Do a lot of ambivalent Christians or agnostics go around quoting Leviticus and comparing homosexuality to incest and defending -- I mean please -- defending Rick Santorum? In their English Lit classes? I mean, I see the point Louis is making, but I would say that if Deb were hiding her light under a bushel in this way, um, she was doing a piss-poor job of it. These are college-educated people here. They can spot one.
Alicia: "So while my daughter was getting abducted, you went through my bag and stole that email?"
Louis: "No way! I would never do that."
Alicia: "Wait, then how did you get it?"
Louis: "After we made sure she was safe. Hey, wanna come work for my firm? It'll make you a better parent."
Alicia: "You are literally the grossest little worm."
Martha: "...Wait, that was my whole storyline? Fucking Grace Florrick."
Caitlin: "You said it, sister."
Will moves from awesome couch to awesome club chair to wherever in his office, nervous and twitchy and ready to have some kind of damned conversation while wearing the widest necktie in all of Dadlandia.
Alicia, tearing up: "Will. We gotta break up. I'm sorry. Do you understand how much shit I've got going on, any given day?"
They embrace. And then they are all broken up, and they will miss each other, and he is in love with her. And across the way, Diane can tell that they're breaking up. I wonder if she knows whose decision it was? Alicia's the one that walks out crying, and tries to get to her office without falling out. I mean, I like that it was hers. I feel like Will probably does too. Of the options. Because Diane was one of his Things, and today's the day they renew their partnership:
Diane brings him a drink and congratulates him on doing the right thing. "She'll get over it," she says. And he doesn't correct her, he just takes a drink. One less Thing. She'll get over it just fine.
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, Pretty Little Liars and True Blood for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook. IRL work appears in BenBella's SmartPop series of anthologies, most recently A Friday Night Lights Companion and Fringe Science.